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    Broken Wrist

    So I broke my wrist at the end of November and didn't realize it. I had thought it was just a sprain and didn't go to the doctor until the beginning of the year. I have had a cast on since then and just got it off today, only to be replaced by another one. Apparently it appears to be healing, but is taking its time doing it. I have this cast on until the end of next month.

    I feel like this will start cutting into bike season. Anyone else have a similar experience with a broken wrist and loooong recovery time?

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    eff that. and srry to hear it. i have a broken wrist now. will be 2 weeks tomorrow. it is in a removable thumb/spica splint at my insistence. I had a fractured and mildly displaced ankle last April and refused a cast then too. It was exactly 6 weeks between mtb rides then, but I was on the trainer week 4.

    Since this wrist thing (broken right radial styloid bone-non-displaced) Ive been on the trainer most days and as soon as the doc says there is evidence of healing I will at least get back outside on the road bike.

    Hope you mend quick. My next appt is 6 March and I really hope he says there is evidence of healing. Xrays are slow to show healing and 50 year olds heal slower anyway. With my ankle at week 3 or 4 even though he couldnt see evidence on xray when he could see how well I was tolerating weight bearing etc he cut me lose to do mild activity.

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    Recovery time can be greatly shortened with low weight bearing exercises that strengthen the wrists

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    What exactly did you break? "Wrist" covers a lot of territory.
    A blind man searches in a dark room for a black hat that isn't there. Dashiell Hammett

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